I just got a new thinline tele body for 50€ from a local luthier. It's a 2-piece korina back with a 1-piece Chestnut top. The body is finished with truoil but it's a bit rough on some spots so I may have to sand it down and reapply. He had built it for an order that ended up getting cancelled so that's why he was selling it. It's a little bit darker than it looks like in the photos. I always wanted a snakehead neck because I think looks really cool. But I don't think maple will look good with that body. I was thinking maybe a whole rosewood neck but I would have to make a custom order for it locally. Or maybe some darkened maple? What do you guys think? Also I haven't ruled out painting the body or some part of it but I think I'll keep it natural. Not sure yet.